The Danbury area saw strong voter turnout throughout the day Tuesday with Bethel, for example, receiving 10,000 ballots cast by 4 p.m. — the highest number the town has seen in any election. These figures include absentee ballots, with 4,017 submitted as of 4 p.m. By that time, 5,991 people, included those who registered Tuesday, had voted at the polls.
More than 600,000 absentee ballots were returned around the state as of Monday, with some still being dropped off Tuesday.
* Number of confirmed COVID cases in CT: Apr 12 2021: 1080.
* Cost of Career Academy bond 99 million dollars.
It's rare when the public has a say in how the city's financial management process. If city officials managed the high voter turnout we experienced last November, then it can also manage a referendum on the Career Academy.
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.